May 21st, 2008, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 142 of 2008. The decade was the 2000s.
12 years, 2 months and 14 days have passed since May 21st, 2008.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 21st, 2008:
The 2008 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Manchester United and Chelsea. Manchester United win on penalties.
David Cook wins the 7th season of American Idol.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 21st, 2008:
United States: Take A Bow - Rihanna
United Kingdom: That's Not My Name - Ting Tings
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 21st, 2008 and it's a Wednesday. The summer of 2008 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Take A Bow by Rihanna is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, That's Not My Name by Ting Tings is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is at the top of the Box Office. Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or a Bebo account.
A social network called Facebook is beginning to surge in popularity, replacing the likes of MySpace. It's 2008, so the music charts are filled with artists such as Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Rihanna and T.I. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "ER", "24" and "Breaking Bad".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Halo 3", "Team Fortress 2", "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" and "Assassin's Creed". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Avatar: The Last Airbender", "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "PlayStation 3".
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 21st, 2008.
"Slumdog Millionaire" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2008.
2008 in movies.
Movies that hit the big screen in 2008 included the likes of The Dark Knight, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Kung Fu Panda, Hancock, Mamma Mia!, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Iron Man, Quantum of Solace, WALL-E, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Tropic Thunder and Cloverfield.
American actress Megan Fox is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2008.
Time Person of the Year 2008
US President Barack Obama was given the title of Time Person of the Year 2008. In November of 2008, Obama was elected as the first African American president of the United States.
World Economic Crisis
Throughout 2008, a world economic crisis took hold. Countries fell into recession and stock markets plunged. Icelandic banks went into receivership. Ireland issued a "bank guarantee" and both the EU and the US slipped into recession.
2008 in music.
Popular music artists in 2008 included Sara Bareilles, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Usher, Jordin Sparks, Ray J, Leona Lewis, Lil Wayne, T.I., Pink, Beyoncé, Natasha Bedingfield, Coldplay, Katy Perry, M.I.A., Kevin Rudolf and Britney Spears.
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - "Please Read the Letter"
"Please Read the Letter" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss would go on to win a Grammy for 2008's Record of the Year.
During this period, a "bait and switch" meme called Rickrolling is becoming popular online.
The Fall of MySpace.
In 2008, popular social network MySpace began to hemorrhage users. Millions of unique users left each month, with most of them migrating over to Facebook.
During this period, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.
The 2008 Eurovision song contest is held in Belgrade, Serbia. Russia win the contest with the song "Believe" by Dima Bilan.
Basic facts and information about this date:
12 years, 2 months and 14 days have passed since May 21st, 2008.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 2008.
Leap Year: 2008 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
Age: Anyone born on May 21st, 2008, will be 12 years of age.
People born in 2008 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1211324400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 21st, 2008:
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Grand Theft Auto IV - The fourth game in the series. Starring Niko Bellic in Liberty City.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - Third person adventure game that was released on the PS3.
Assassin's Creed - The first game in the series.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Popular first-person shooter game. The first game in the series to make the shift to a modern time-frame.
Half-Life 2: Episode Two - Iconic first-person shooter game that was developed by Valve Corporation.
Team Fortress 2 - Team-based game that was developed by Valve Corporation.
Portal - Puzzle game developed by Valve.
Halo 3 - First-person shooter game that was developed by Bungie. Released for the XBox 360.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 21st, 2008.
4,458 days have passed since this date.
385,171,200 seconds have passed since the May 21st, 2008.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 449,366,400 times.
Since May 21st, 2008, earth has travelled approximately 198,748,339,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 64,195,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 33,124,723 steps. That's about 14,722 miles!
Since this date, 4,622,054 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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